World Day Against Child Labor
Save the Children’s recently released report Stolen Childhood listed child labor as one of the eight “childhood enders”, factors that contribute to childhood ending too soon for millions of children all over the world. In Nepal, 37 percent of children aged 5-17 in Nepal are engaged in child labor. The highest rates of child labor are found among the poorest Nepali children, where nearly 9 out of 10 children involved in child labor work under hazardous conditions*. The report also found that 168 million children in the world are involved in child labor -- 85 million in hazardous work -- which is more than all the children living in Europe (138 million).
To mark the World Day against Child Labor – 12 June, the Department of Labor, Ministry of Labor and Employment with support from Save the Children and Child Development Society, launched a public service announcement against the use of child labor in brick factories of Nepal.